This is episode 102 recorded at European Collaboration Summit in Wiesbaden, Germany on May 29th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest Power BI news.
This is episode 101 recorded on May 23rd, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop
- Performance analyzer pane
- Filter pane improvements (preview)
- Table and matrix keyboard navigation
- Line data label position control
- KPI visual indicator text size control
- ArcGIS maps for Power BI updates
- Mapbox updates
- ValQ – Modern Digital Planning
- Advanced Graph Visual
- Craydec Control Charts
- Walkers Animated Pictogram
- Treemap Bar Chart by MAQ Software
- Essbase connector: Support for Native Query (MDX).
- Intune Data Warehouse connector
- Tenforce connector
- Roamler connector
This is episode 99 where John & Jason talk to Abram Jackson & Tyler Lenig, Program Managers from the Graph Data Connect Team, about the release of Microsoft Graph Data Connect & how it can be used with Power BI.
User Voice Picks
We need a way to display data in our local timezone accounting for daylight savings time. The data source stores the dates in UTC but we need reports to show local time. A native and easy way to do this in PowerBI would be a huge help. There are many blog posts and help articles floating around with solutions people have attempted but it’s a simple issue that so many users would benefit from having solved centrally by PowerBI itself. Please consider!
Paginated reports – please make it available in Pro as well as Premium .. thank you
This is episode 98 recorded on April 2nd, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Treb Gatte, Managing Partner at Tumble Road, about all the exciting Power BI news from the last couple of weeks.
This is episode 97 recorded on March 21st, 2019 where John & Jason talk to the SQL All Father himself, Matthew Roche, Senior Program Manager on the Power BI CAT team, about Dataflows, sword play, and much more.
User Voice Picks
John – Allow fonts to be customized
This is episode 96 recorded on April 15th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop the including features like Drillthrough across reports, Filter pane improvements, & Dataflows connector now being generally available, plus a breakdown of some other news AND User Voice Picks!
- Filter pane improvements
- Conditional formatting for visual titles
- Conditional formatting for web URL actions for buttons, shapes, and images
- Drillthrough across reports
- Key Influencers visual now supports continuous analysis for numeric targets
- Python support is now generally available
- Partial synonym matching for terms in Q&A
- Power BI dataflows connector now generally available
- Oracle Essbase connector now supports DirectQuery and is generally available
- PDF connector now generally available
- Web By Example connector – automatic table inference
- Intersystems IRIS connector
- Indexima connector
- Luminis InformationGrid
- Solver BI360
- Data Profiling enhancements and general availability
- Fuzzy merge performance enhancements & general availability
- M Intellisense supported in formula bar and custom column dialog & is generally available
User Voice Picks
When connecting to a dataflow in Power BI Desktop, the connection is cached like all other connections. Each connection persists the relevant tokens for their sources. However, when persisting a SQL connection, each database is cached separately, so different credentials can be used with different databases.
However, dataflows will only store the last connection to a dataflow, which makes connecting to dataflows in multiple tenants an arduous process of changing the data connect options.
Also confusing is the fact that the account switcher control is unrelated to the dataflow credentials, leading to situations where publish shows one set of workspaces, but the dataflow connector shows another.
Having the account switcher credentials tied to the dataflow connection credentials would solve both of these problems.
It would be very useful to see what version of the Desktop is being run shown on the splash screen and somewhere in the client, not just under the About tab. With the ability to run side-by-side versions of Power BI Desktop to support work with the Service & PBIRS it is important to know which version of Power BI Desktop you are working in.
This is episode 95 recorded on April 8th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about all of the news just from last week that the Power BI team announced.
- Power BI open-platform connectivity with XMLA endpoints public preview
- Enhancing presentation mode with slideshow in Windows Power BI app – minor
- Announcing Power BI dataflows general availability
- Azure Analysis Services now supported and what’s coming next with Paginated Reports in Power BI
- AAS now supported
- Paginated Reports using Power BI data sets
- New Feature Friday
- Power BI Paginated Report Builder Now Available
- Workspace V2 is GA
- Creating Machine Learning models in Power BI
User Voice Picks of the Week
Jason – Power BI Desktop version release notification
As Power BI Desktop version is getting released every month from Microsoft Power BI, our customer would like to give the latest version of Power BI desktop to users as quick as the version get released. So it would more helpful l if we get email alert notification when the new Power BI Desktop version get released.
This is episode 94 recorded on March 19th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Aviv Ezrachi, Principle Program Manager for Power BI, about his role with the Power BI Service and his vision for Power BI Development.
User Voice Picks of the week
Jason: Published date
Every report and dashboard pages should have a column for Date Published, modified and by who just like in Windows
John: Move Measures Between Tables in New Modelling View
The new Modelling View was delivered in Nov 2018 and is fabulous. There is already a button to select all measures in a table – great. I would like to then move all the selected measures to another table, either by drag and drop or by selecting the home table in the properties list (just like you can do for formatting).
This is episode 93 recorded on March 18th, 2019 where John & Jason talk to Kim Manis, Principal Group Product Manager for Power BI, about her role on the Power BI Team and her vision for Power BI Desktop.
User Voice Picks of the Week
Hyperlink in Visuals
You should be able to insert a hyperlink field into a visual so when a user selects on the visual, it can take them to the desired page.
Export current theme as a Json file
We have a wonderful option – switch theme to import theme as a JSON file.It would be great to have an export option to export current theme as a JSON file from a report.
This is episode 92 recorded on March 15th, 2019 where John & Jason talk about latest update to Power BI Desktop the including features like Single select slicer, filter pane improvements, and some accessibility improvements.
- Single select slicer
- Heat map support for Bing maps
- Cross-highlight by axis labels
- Default tooltip formatting
- Static web URL support for buttons, shapes & images
- Filter pane improvement
- Page alignment options
- Selection pane improvements
- Formatting updates for maps
- Accessible visual interaction